Red Sox To Sign Justin Masterson

Continuing to move on from the Jon Lester derby, the Red Sox this morning agreed to sign Justin Masterson to a one-year, $9 million deal – after trading for Rick Porcello.

The 28-year-old right-hander had a difficult 2014 campaign, struggling with a knee injury that landed him on the disabled list with the Cleveland Indians and later in the season was relegated to the bullpen by the St. Louis Cardinals, who acquired him in a trade-deadline move.

Masterson finished 7-9 with a 5.88 ERA last season between the two clubs and was 3-3 with a 7.04 ERA with St. Louis after the trade. He opened last season as the ace of the Indians, following an All-Star season in 2013 when he went 14-10 with a 3.45 ERA.

He was paid $9.8 million in 2014.

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